Celtic chief executive provides update on new manager search

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Celtic are looking to bring in a new manager to succeed Ronny Deila.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell says the club have only just begun their search for a new manager and an announcement won’t be made for another week or two, the Herald Scotland report.

The Hoops are on the search for a new boss following Ronny Deila’s decision to step down at the end of the season.

The Norwegian coach has been in charge at Parkhead for two years, winning back-to-back Scottish Premiership titles but coming under increasing pressure following their poor return in Europe.

A number of potential replacements have been linked in various media outlets, though Lawwell says a decision hasn’t been made yet as the club still searches for the best possible option.

“It won’t be for another week or two, I would have thought. We have just started the process,” Lawwell told Herald Scotland.

“We will get the best man available who wants to come to Scotland. We have strengths and weaknesses, but we need to get in the best and get the fans back. I hope that’s what we do.”

“Every time you go out for a manager, it’s tough. However, we are champions, we are going into the (Champions League) qualifiers, we have a stable club financially, we have just announced the biggest shirt sponsorship deal in Scottish football history, we have the biggest kit sponsorship deal, we are going to play Barcelona, Inter Milan, Leicester, and it is Celtic. We still have a big appeal.”

The Bhoys have been linked with a number of names such as former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes, Paul Lambert and Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane, as mentioned in the report.

The general consensus among supporters is a desire to have a manager who knows the club and Scottish football in general, while possessing strong leadership skills and an ability for his teams to entertain.

Celtic will have strong competition from Old Firm rivals Rangers next season, so making the right choice now is all the more important.

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